The Third Brigade

Documentary following a Deaf brigade during the Libyan revolution

This documentary follows an extraordinary group fighting alongside Libyan rebels: the Deaf Brigade. In February 2011, a civil uprising took place in Libya. Within just a few months, the whole country was in turmoil. During nine months of war, a rather extraordinary group fought alongside the rebels: the Deaf Brigade. One year after the beginning of the Libyan Revolution, Daniel Abbou – host of the French weekly programme for the deaf called L’Oeil et la main (Eyes and Hands) - visited the town of Misrata to meet the Deaf soldiers who took an active part in the historic changes that redefined their country. In French sign language with English subtitles. 

The Third Brigade is a coproduction between L’Oeil et la main and SIGNES (a Swiss programme for Deaf people).

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  • Wow! Extraordinary programme but a bit disturbed about the heavy weapons.

    Hope the deaf community build a new life.
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  • In the captions -- "Arab Music?" That was the call the prayer.
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  • Great job on this project!
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